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Sunset Area Latino Community Development Specialist
 
 
 
Part of an eight-member VISTA team supported by a VISTA Leader. This VISTA member will serve with St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle-King County’s Centro Rendu & focus on using tools of community development & engagement to combat poverty in the Sunset neighborhood, a diverse and economically disadvantaged area in Northeast Renton. During the project’s first year, the VISTA member address the challenges confronting the Latino & Spanish-speaking population in the Sunset neighborhood. Engagement activities mean working with residents, businesses, the City of Renton, Renton School District, St. Vincent de Paul Society, & other partners to address neighborhood issues & needs, & build capacity & sustainability. The VISTA member will plan & participate in Sunset Area community events, as well as in St. Vincent de Paul Society parish conference events & meetings. These activities will help improve relationships & grow partnerships to strengthen collaborations & opportunities for the community to connect & address root causes of poverty. These new connections and opportunities for building capacity in the area of basic needs & resource access, will help to increase resilience, stability & self-sufficiency particularly with Latino & Spanish-speaking families in the Sunset community. This will help break the cycle of poverty by strengthening the social fabric of the community, as well as improving the ability of low-income residents to work together to address their own needs & respond to emerging issues. By supporting strategies that help to increase diversity, inclusion, & participation in the work of St. Vincent de Paul Society, the VISTA will be helping to increase the capacity of the organization to support the growing Latino community through opportunities for leadership development, access to services, increase social capital, & authentic family & community engagement.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will: • Assess the needs and goals of neighborhood residents through community outreach and engagement • Plan and carry out events and initiatives focused on improving quality of life, empowering residents, expanding economic opportunities, and fostering relationships among residents and service providers • Identify and implement low-cost strategies to develop cultural pride and a sense of belonging among Latino residents • Engage in outreach to locally-owned businesses, non-profit service agencies, St. Vincent de Paul groups, and other community groups to build relationships for ongoing community development in the neighborhood and to fight blight, crime, and other challenges of concentrated poverty • Build capacity for the future • Help prepare curriculum for St. Vincent de Paul’s Community Ambassador Program
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Public transit pass & potential housing ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Sunset Area Latino Community Development Specialist

Program Start/End Date
08/05/2019  -   08/03/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Languages
English
Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2019  To  06/30/2019 

Contact Laura Tafolla
575 Rainier Ave N
Renton   WA   98057
253-499-4245
laurat@svdpseattle.org
www.svdpseattle.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88841


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